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Natalja Sticco, a Latvian-born opera singer, volunteered to perform the Ukraine national anthem and a song for a fallen soldier. Sticco said she has been trying to do everything she can to support the people suffering overseas as the issue is close to home for her...
By Hannah Dipilato
CBS BOSTON: Malden Opera Singer From Russia Raising Money For Ukraine Through Her Music
MALDEN (CBS) -- Lately, Natalja Sticco is leaning into what she knows best: music.
The opera singer has close ties to both Russia and Ukraine.
"It's very close to my heart because I was born in the USSR. I'm an ethnic Russian. And currently, I have family who lives in Russia and I have lots of friends who live in Ukraine and who are suffering," said Sticco.
Now a Malden resident, Sticco is hoping to help Ukrainian soldiers through her rendition of the song "Requiem For a Soldier."
"Play the song for at least 30 seconds and all the money we get from streaming I'm directly donating to an organization called Taps. So that's an organization supporting veterans and their families," said Sticco.
She says through her website, her song has been streamed 37,000 times in a matter of days. On top of that, she's encouraging separate donations. FULL STORY & VIDEO